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December 17, 2012
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  Industry Update 
  • 4 Brazilian firms agree to supply wind power at record low price
    Enerfin Sociedad de Energia, Renova Energia, EGP-Serra Azul and Bioenergy Geradora de Energia have secured contracts to sell electricity from 10 proposed wind farms in Brazil at an average price of $42.16 per megawatt-hour, the lowest price ever for wind power, according to Empresa de Pesquisa Energetica, the country's energy agency. "This is definitely the cheapest wind energy in the world," said Maria Gabriela da Rocha Oliveira, an analyst with Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Bloomberg Businessweek (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • China's Goldwind aims to expand in Australian market
    Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology is looking to expand its presence in Australia as the country moves to get at least 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. Australia plans to bring online as much as 8,000 megawatts of wind power capacity by 2020 and the Chinese wind turbine maker is "looking to be a serious participant," said John Titchen, Goldwind's managing director in Australia. Bloomberg (12/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Continental Wind Partners seeks buyer for Romanian wind project
    U.S.-based Continental Wind Partners, which developed the biggest land-based wind farm in Europe, is looking for a buyer for a Romanian wind project that has the capacity to generate enough power for 400,000 households. Work on the Independenta wind project in Romania will commence once Continental secures a buyer, possibly in the first half of 2013, said project director Marta Pruszynska. Bloomberg Businessweek (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Economy, Energy & Trends 
  • Startup creates lightweight motor for wind turbine generators
    Colorado-based startup Boulder Wind Power is developing a lightweight motor for wind turbine generators that features a circuit board design. The design cuts down the machine's total weight, "and it translates into cost savings because you don't have to build a heavy foundation and tower," said CEO Andy Cukurs. GigaOm (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AWEA News 
  • Opportunity in the Northwest: AWEA Regional Wind Energy Summit
    Build opportunity in the Pacific Northwest with a full day of educational sessions at the AWEA Regional Wind Energy Summit -- Northwest. Focusing on Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho, this event offers you a comprehensive and timely analysis of current and near-term market conditions, opportunities and trends. Coming Feb. 19 to Portland Ore. Learn more and register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    Shop the AWEA Store. Loaded with turbine-adorned apparel, wind energy-inspired gifts, industry publications, and official AWEA conference and workshop materials, the AWEA Store is the one place you can shop to show your dedication to clean, renewable wind energy. AWEA members always receive 10% off the regular, sale and clearance prices. Shop early for the best selection. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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